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The Dig

The Dig is a podcast from Jacobin magazine that discusses politics, criminal justice, immigration and class conflict with smart people. Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4839800

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Anti-Populism with Thomas Frank

Guest host Astra Taylor interviews Thomas Frank about his book The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.From The Dig archives on populism:Universalizing American Liberty with Aziz Rana Populism’s Power with Laura Grattan and Thea RiofrancosWorker Freedom with Alex Gourevitch Join a Dig Book Club at thedigradio.com/dig-book-clubSupport this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 38mins

29 Nov 2020

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Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics

Dan interviews Mike Davis about everything we are all suddenly trying to figure out.Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 58mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Capitalism with Michael Hardt

An interview on how the transformation of capitalism has changed the possibilities for anti-capitalist struggle with Michael Hardt, co-author with Antonio Negri of Assembly.Read Dan's essay on the 20th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle jacobinmag.com/2019/11/seattle-world-trade-organization-protests-socialismRead Hardt and Negri reflect on the 20th anniversary of Empire newleftreview.org/issues/II120/articles/empire-twenty-years-onThanks to Verso. Check out their huge selection of left-wing titles at www.versobooks.comPlease support this podcast with your money at Patreon.com/TheDig

2hr 3mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Coronavirus Economics with Grace Blakeley

Dan interviews Marxist economist Grace Blakeley on coronavirus economics.Please support this podcast with money at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 55mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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The NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Struggle with Megan Ming Francis

Dan interviews political scientist Megan Ming Francis about the NAACP's struggle against racist violence in the teens and 20s and how it remade the criminal justice system and the civil rights movement alike.Join a Dig book club! Next book is Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism thedigradio.com/dig-book-club/Support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 55mins

22 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Mike Davis on This Moment

Dan interviews Mike Davis on what the election reveals about this US political moment and the way forward for the Left.Support this podcast at www.patreon.com/TheDigJoin a Dig book club! Next book is Wendy Brown's In the Ruins of Neoliberalism thedigradio.com/dig-book-club/

1hr 21mins

13 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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Single-Payer Now! with Tim Faust

Why we need single-payer healthcare, why Medicare for All is suddenly at the center of debate, and why this is all part of a broader struggle for health justice. Dan interviews Tim Faust.Thanks to Verso. Check out their huge selection of left-wing titles at Patreon.com/TheDigPlease support this podcast with your money at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 36mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Coup in Bolivia with Jeff Webber

Political scientist Jeff Webber discusses the coup against Evo Morales and the recent history of Bolivia. Read "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Macho Camacho" by Jeff Webber and Forrest Hylton www.versobooks.com/blogs/4493-the-eighteenth-brumaire-of-macho-camacho-jeffery-r-webber-with-forrest-hylton-on-the-coup-in-boliviaThanks to University of California Press. Check out their titles at ucpress.eduSupport this podcast with money at Patreon.com/TheDig

1hr 59mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #8